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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite gets in deep with 'Blackfish'

     Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite gets in deep with 'Blackfish'
    Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's riveting documentary "Blackfish" tells the story of Tilikum, an aggressive bull orca who has lived the last 30 years in captivity. The film's central debate circles around what exactly caused the whale's behavior...
  • ‘Superman/Batman’ film release pushed to May 6, 2016

     
    Fans eager to see Superman and Batman together on the big screen are going to have to wait a little […]...
  • Run Run Shaw dies at 106; filmmaker built Asian entertainment empire

     Run Run Shaw dies at 106; filmmaker built Asian entertainment empire
    BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
  • For 'Mr. Banks,' Simi Valley works as Australian outback

    For 'Mr. Banks,' Simi Valley works as Australian outback
    Michael Corenblith is grateful for the rolling hills of Simi Valley. The production designer on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" relied heavily on the 10,000-acre Big Sky Ranch in the Ventura County city to help re-create the childhood home of P.L. Travers,...
  • Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos

    Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos
    In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland. It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she...
  • PETA protesters suspected of trying to block SeaWorld float arrested

    PETA protesters suspected of trying to block SeaWorld float arrested
    Sixteen people protesting a SeaWorld float in the Rose Parade on Wednesday were arrested, according to the Pasadena Police Department. The SeaWorld float, which depicted a boy snorkeling above sea life including orcas, was surrounded by heavy security...
  • Chris Dufresne's final regular-season football rankings

    Chris Dufresne's final regular-season football rankings
    Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Band to represent Panama for first time in Rose Parade history

    Band to represent Panama for first time in Rose Parade history
    Every year, 14-year-old Victor Rios would watch the Rose Parade on a television set in his home in the city of Chitre, Panama, marveling at the floats and bands. He never imagined he would attend the parade in person. Then one day in October 2012,...
  • Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments

    Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments
    Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness. People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
  • ATM maker Diebold pays $48 million to settle foreign bribery case

    ATM maker Diebold pays $48 million to settle foreign bribery case
    Diebold Inc., a manufacturer of ATMs, bank security systems and voting machines, has agreed to pay a $48-million penalty to settle charges it bribed officials at government-owned banks in China, Russia and Indonesia in order to win their business. The...